Illustration Friday and Meat in a Tree

I'm posting this in Illustration Friday under the theme,"Return."

This illustration, entitled "Jailbird In My Treehouse" is based on a story idea I had about an escaped convict who awkwardly befriends a little chubby loner girl with glasses. She brings him plenty of the red meats that sustains a hardened criminal, and he, in return, provides interesting company and prison-inspired life lessons.